ABBEY GIFT SHOP HOURS
Monday through Saturday:
9-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m.
FEATURED ITEM OF THE MONTH
A new lineup of candy and sweets made at the Abbey by Br. Leo Franca, O.S.B.
Available for purchase now is Peanut Bliss, a candy typical of the regional cuisine that Br. Leo grew up with in Brazil. It’s known for its distinct dry texture and sweet taste. Also available is Bliss with a Twist, which has dark chocolate over peanuts. The candy is available in packaging of eight, four, and two.
Call the Gift Shop at 985-867-2227 for pricing.
75376 River Rd.
*all items available in store only*
The Abbey Gift Shop and Bookstore is much more than one might expect from a traditional Catholic shop. Of course, we carry rosaries, a large variety of medals (sterling and pewter) as well as less expensive medals, statues, crucifixes and crosses, Baptismal, First Communion, and Confirmation gifts, and other Catholic devotional items. We also have a selection of Catholic CDs, including Gregorian Chant and music by our monks, and Christian movies. But one can expect to discover more unusual collections of religious goods. (continue reading below images…)
Icons from Greece and several items from Russia (icons, lacquer boxes, Santas); various items from Brazil, statues from Korea, Christmas ornaments from Uzbekistan, Peru and Ecuador, distinctive religious jewelry, ceramic plaques by Sarah Ruben, over 25 different fragrances of Monks Soap, 25 varieties of Trappist jellies and preserves. “Abbee” Honey, which is harvested and bottled at the Abbey, is available in season.
Also available are reproductions of religious art by one of our monks, Br. Leo, O.S.B. and of Dom Gregory de Wit’s watercolor of “Jesus’ First Haircut.”
The book selection runs the gamut from traditional Catholic prayers and devotionals, spiritual reading, theology and catechesis, lives of the saints, Catholic classics, bibles and missals, children’s books, alongside a healthy selection of books on Benedictine spirituality. Also available are booklets on the history of Saint Joseph Abbey, and of the murals in the Abbey Church and Monks’ Refectory, as well as DVD documentary on the life of Dom Gregory de Wit, who painted our church and refectory.